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Mr Todiwalas Petiscos

4.8
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75 reviews
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£25 and under
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Portuguese
The Petisco or Petiscos is a gastronomical habit that has its roots in the Iberian Peninsula but is better known by its Spanish name Tapas. Translated, the tapa and the Petisco means a delicatessen or a snack, a ‘small’ thing prepared and cooked in a special way that concentrates more on quality than quantity: special little snacks that accompany drinks or make small delicious light meals or large meals made of small snacks.

​Petiscos are a large and integral part of Portuguese gastronomy and traditions, just as tapas are for Spain with one main difference, Tapas have become internationally known and are served worldwide, often in trendy tapas bars that specialise in Tapas and Spanish wines. Petiscos are still found mainly in Portugal and most people abroad are unfamiliar with the Portuguese culture so have never heard of them.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 75 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.5
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4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CATHERINEK
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place , everything from start to finish was perfect . Thank you Steve for been an amazing host . See you soon .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything absolutely perfect

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Goat
London
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely evening. All of the dishes were fresh and ‘clean tasting’. The wine selection was small but excellent (you don’t need a big selection if they’re all excellent). I tend to judge a place by the little details so the olive oil was a pleasant surprise- I could have just eaten bread and oil and been happy. We had, I think, 8 dishes in total and there wasn’t a single dud. Owner is very chatty so not a place to go if you prefer hiding in the corner but brilliant if you like a community feel. Will definitely return many times.

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SimonD
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, so tasty and unique in the area. Definitely something different.

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AntEater
London
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb restaurant in Buckhurst Hill! Wonderful fusion of Portuguese and Indian cuisine and great atmosphere. Huge wine selection and warm, friendly atmosphere. We will certainly return. Thank you!

IP
IainP
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Through a bizarre set of coincidences I actually ate at the restaurant on two consecutive days. On both occasions the food was excellent, the service excellent and the ambiance great. This restaurant deserves to thrive but it’s main problem is also its USP, it’s not quite like anything else around. It’s is a blend of light Gohan and Portuguese cuisine with unbelievable flavours. Just go and try it and you will be booking a return very soon.

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sharon
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Date night

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Christina
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was delicious! We will be back to sample more off the menu.

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RichardS
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, helpful and informative staff, interesting wine list. Nice, intimate restaurant. Definitely one to return to.

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Datenight
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, delicious wine, friendly service, a great evening

GB
GeorgeB
London
24 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening, Steve’s wine recommendations are spot on, always the right choice to go with our food

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duncanr
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best meal out we've had in ages. Tapas with a Goan twist. What could be better? Oh and the Portuguese wine was fantastic

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always and a great selection of wines

DH
DavidH
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our fifth time at Petscos, every time the mains, the desert, the wine, the port, service, the atmosphere have all been excellent, I could not think of a single thing I would suggest to change. Stephen took great care of us and his wine suggestions have introduced us to so many new favourites, all the wines come with a wonderful back storey; where they came from, what the winery was like, what the owner was like. It is obvious that a great deal of care and attention is placed in the choosing of the wine and food. I would recommend this for anyone wanting something a little different, for those who enjoy meandering through tastes, good company and an easy evening.

RB
vipRestaurantBloke
13 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was perfect
Service was amateur
Ambience was Mediocre
We were not wowed

SG
StephenG
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good and different food and excellent wine choice.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food, lovely wine, make sure you order the prawn dumplings in the Goan curry sauce! The whole menu is great.

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Jess
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was nice more of an Asian twist on Portuguese food. There could have been more of an ambience. The staff needed more training and the service was quite rushed especially when it came to us giving the table back. They plonked the bill down without us asking and started clearing away our drinks. It wasn’t particularly busy so we didn’t understand the need to rush.

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CATHERINEK
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steve is such a marvellous host. Food was delicious and wine perfect . Another great evening . Thank you see you very soon .

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vipNickE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and outstanding wine and very competitively priced

JH
JuliaH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and restaurant. Very friendly staff. Highly recommend. We will definitely be returning.

BV
BernieV
London
10 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great food and despite social distancing a friendly ambiance. I can't fault them for anything and will be back soon.

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Emavers
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been twice and just love it. Food is delicious , wine is the tops and staff very helpful . Great to have such a restaurant near by as all there is locally is Turkish and too many of them

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food definitely coming again

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Dave
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant, the food is delicious and the owner Steve is an excellent host. The food is essentially tapas style but on this occasion we had a starter a main and a dessert.

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Clairette
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was an excellent experience. There was a wide range of small plates all with distinctive vibrant flavours, styles and textures. The wine list is great with much of it available by the glass - super for people like me who like to taste and test. Very good service, with helpful staff always to hand when you wanted them. Bare stripped interior means it's on the noisy side, but I'll survive. I'll be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent will be back again

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Rodders
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and the service was good. Thanks for the wine recommendations.

PA
PaulaA
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Absolutely lovely food, fantastic varied menu, good wine choice and great service

JA
JoannaA
Essex
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Simply stunning food, to the point where I ate too much just because I didn't want the meal to end! Service is very attentive, with the owner coming over to chat and recommend dishes and wines. I will most definitely be returning often

RD
RhysD
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good and will definitely visit again.
Staff were friendly and food was great!

JF
JeffreyF
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very enjoyable evening.
Great food and wine.
Excellent service.
Will definitely go back.

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yauyau17
London
12 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely Goan influenced Portuguese food at reasonable prices. Service was fast and the atmosphere friendly. All the dishes were excellent but special recommendation for the fish with curry sauce. Worth a trip even if not local!

TC
TerryC
New England
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable time here - the food and drinks were excellent. There is an extensive wine list. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly.

MK
1MunchKin
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely welcome from Stephen a great host for the evening.
Food arrived very quickly, almost to quickly which really was down to the two hour time slot. We will go back to have a more leisurely stroll through the menu.

MB
MartynB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

If you fancy something different try this place. Portuguese tapas and main dishes are unique. The wine list is excellent and of course the ports are fabulous. Great service and the Covid distancing doesn’t inhibit at all. A great evening out.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyable meal, with friendly and helpful service.

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terryd
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, staff very friendly but not over the top.

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duckydoo
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful little local restaurant. Portuguese and goan mix. Excellent dishes and a good selection of desserts. Piri Piri chicken is to die for.

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Tinad
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy being here. The menu's changed a bit & there were tasty surprises. Mustache wine from Lisbon is great.

FAQs

Mr Todiwalas Petiscos does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Mr Todiwalas Petiscos is rated 4.8 stars by 75 OpenTable diners.

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